A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between PREFORMA and the Netherlands Coalition on Digital Preservation (NCDD) for the promotion and presentation of the respective results and for the organisation of joint events and other activities, aimed to foster access, preservation and usability in the long term of digital cultural and scientific information to support research, culture and society.
PREFORMA (www.preforma-project.eu) is a Pre-Commercial Procurement project co-funded by the European Commission within the framework of the FP7 ICT Programme with the aim to address the challenge of implementing good quality standardised file formats for preserving data content in the long term and to give memory institutions full control of the process of the conformity tests of files to be ingested into archives.
The NCDD is a national coalition designed to promote the preservation and the usability of digital materials comprising the cultural and scientific heritage of The Netherlands in the long term. The Mission of the NCDD is to establish a stable organizational and technical infrastructure to guarantee long term access to digital information in The Netherlands to support research, culture and society. Its vision is to make ‘our digital memory available tomorrow’.